Transit Planning

 The Early Scoping comment period closed on October 14, 2020. Thank you for participating. If you have questions or comments for the project team please use the contact information under "Tell Us What You Think!" You may continue to review project information and the interactive map available on the Online Open House.  

What is the LYNX Silver Line?

The LYNX Silver Line is a proposed 26-mile light rail project from the City of Belmont in Gaston County, through Center City Charlotte and the Town of Matthews, with a potential extension into Union County. Key connections include:

• LYNX Blue Line Light Rail• BB&T Ballpark
• CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar• Ovens Auditorium
• Charlotte Douglas International Airport• Bojangles Coliseum
• Charlotte Gateway District• Novant Uptown and Matthews hospitals
• Bank of America Stadium
• CPCC Central and Levine campuses

Pre-Project Development and Early Scoping.

CATS conducted Early Scoping from August 31 - October 14, 2020 in collaboration with the Federal Transit Administration. CATS is analyzing public and agency feedback received as the proposed alignment (or locally preferred alternative (LPA)) is refined. Thank you for your feedback.

CATS hosted six live virtual public meetings that included a presentation followed by Q&A. To view those recordings view “Focus Area Virtual Public Meeting Videos.”

The 26-mile alignment has been broken into six focus segments to allow the project team and public to concentrate on particular areas of interest.

Tell Us What You Think!


     or by calling 704-336-7433 (RIDE)





Sign up your neighborhood or community group for a virtual meeting with project team.

Download the LYNX Silver Line toolkit with shareable project materials.

View/Download the LYNX Silver Line Fact Sheet.



Focus Area Virtual Public Meeting Videos:

LYNX Silver Line live virtual public meetings have concluded. Please view the recorded meetings for each focus area below:

Focus Area 1: Wilkinson Boulevard (City of Belmont to I-485)

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Focus Area 2: Wilkinson Boulevard (I-485 to West Morehead Street) 

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Focus Area 3: Center City (West Morehead Street to Charlottetowne Avenue) 

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Focus Area 4: Independence Boulevard (Charlottetowne Avenue to Idlewild Rd)

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Focus Area 5: Independence Blvd (Idlewild Rd to just south of I-485 at CPCC Levine) 

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Focus Area 6: Union County Extension

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